Integrate Sametime Proxy 8.5.2 IFR 1 in IBM Connections

· by Christoph Stoettner · Read in about 2 min · (227 words)

The last days i used to integrate Sametime in IBM Connections. I did this a few times the last two years, but i used ST 8.5.1 and older Connections Versions.

First of all, it is much easier to apply now. You mustn’t add Proxy entries to your IHS (IBM HTTPServer) or activate awareness lookup in profiles-config.xml – BUT you have to install exactly the right versions.

I mapped the wc_defaultport of Sametime Proxy to 80 and 443, so i mustn’t have special thoughts on firewalls. Now i checked out uiextensions-config.xml and added the URL of my Sametime Proxy Server. A good description can be found in Connections Wiki.

When you only install IFR 1 for IBM Sametime 8.5.2 the integration is working only 30%! The chat window appears, but awareness lookup is missing. I traced a lot and get error messages like: “Script is still running: http://webchat. do you want to stop this script.”

On this point i got a hint of KBild, because he had a other build number of Sametime Proxy 8.5.2 working. So i found Sametime Proxy Server 8.5.2 IFR 1 fix for IBM Connections and IBM WebSphere Portal support and mobile enhancements, which told me to download the fix OBEN-8SRQTP from IBM Fix Central.

After applying this 870 MB fix everything is working fine. Awareness lookup and chat window appear.